Sanskriti Box: A Celebration of Our Culture, Holidays and History All-in-One

Education and the celebration of our culture are important to South Asians all over the world. We want to teach our children about our language, history, traditions, food and holidays alike. But a challenge, in particular, that South Asian parents living abroad tend to face, is the convenience in enriching our children’s minds with that knowledge and culture.

Coffeepass Co-Founder Dev Melepura on the Dating App’s Unique Qualities

Coffeepass, co-founded by Dev Melepura and Ashwath Biradar, was developed as a means to fix online dating using friends and mutual connections, and a great amount of research on social theories.

One Love: Fashion Weaving Together Ethnicities

by Sonam Naidu – Follow @browngirlmag One Love captivates the beautiful integration of…

Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar Talk Acting, American Culture, and South Asian Stereotypes

YouTube stars Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar talk acting, American culture, and South Asian stereotypes as “Pinky” and “Rupesh.”

Michelle Obama’s Cauliflower Mac and Cheese with a Masala Twist

I created this comic months ago but, I felt it right to share now during the whole Melania-plagiarism scandal that has rocked the country.

Why ‘Sultan’ is a Game Changer for Bollywood and Salman Khan’s Career

Ali Abbas Zafar has finally struck gold after his past mediocrities, which came in the form of “Gunday” and “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.” It wouldn’t be fair to solely credit all the success of “Sultan” to Salman Khan, as this wasn’t the usual run of the mill Bhai film, attracting only the Khan’s mass following of smitten fans.

4 Reasons We Absolutely Appreciate the Viral ‘Be Our Pondati’ Music Video

Asmita Ghosh and Anukripa Elango, two seniors at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, created a social media wave with their music video “Be Our Pondati.”

‘Clean’: Prose About a Girl’s Need to Feel Cleansed by the Rain

The splish-splooshing of puddles. Slashes of green against grey. Umbrellas nudging each other (a tad rudely), jostling for space.

Watch 30 Years of Madhuri Dixit in 3 Minutes with Rhythmaya Dance Troupe

Lately, the Internet is swamped with various versions of the video ‘Mime Through Time’ by SketchShe. The most recent remake video to go viral in the desi community is a Bollywood ‘Mime Through Time’ focusing on songs performed by actress, Madhuri Dixit—with now more than a million views!

What Michelle Obama’s DNC Speech Means For South Asians

With Michelle Obama’s words, she highlights an issue that is far too familiar for most of us.

‘Don’t Forget the Women’ — An Open Letter to Hillary Clinton

It was only a few months ago when I Tweeted my undying devotion to your BFF, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, almost purchased a “#FeeltheBern” crop top, and even contributed to a fellow Brown Girl’s piece on supporting Sanders.

Indiana Court Reverses Feticide Conviction for Purvi Patel

The Court of Appeals of Indiana vacated the felony conviction of 35-year-old Purvi Patel, who was charged with feticide after a self-induced abortion in 2014.

One Love: Fashion Weaving Together Ethnicities

by Sonam Naidu – Follow @browngirlmag One Love captivates the beautiful integration of…

4 Reasons We Absolutely Appreciate the Viral ‘Be Our Pondati’ Music Video

Asmita Ghosh and Anukripa Elango, two seniors at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, created a social media wave with their music video “Be Our Pondati.”

How my Daughter Taught me to Love my Dark Skin

For as long as I can remember, I was always criticized for my appearance. Because of my dark skin, I spent all my adolescent years thinking I would never be good enough

As an American, I Decided to Move to India and Here’s What it Taught me

I’m a twenty-five-year-old Indian-born, American. I’ve spent almost my entire life in the suburbs of Kansas City, Missouri. My parents moved to the U.S. when I was three. Upon graduating from college, I applied for various jobs around the country. Following months of no response, I decided I needed to try something different.

Sanskriti Box: A Celebration of Our Culture, Holidays and History All-in-One

Education and the celebration of our culture are important to South Asians all over the world. We want to teach our children about our language, history, traditions, food and holidays alike. But a challenge, in particular, that South Asian parents living abroad tend to face, is the convenience in enriching our children’s minds with that knowledge and culture.

Requirements for a Groom in the South Asian Community

I know you know what I’m talking about. The title says it all. Since we were children, we heard about so-and-so’s “perfect groom” and his “decent family.”

We’ve all heard about Priyas and Priyams and Shailas and Shaileshes, with their perfect weddings and good “sanskaar.” However, when these marriages take place, there are certain people in the Indian community who are convinced that they themselves

Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar Talk Acting, American Culture, and South Asian Stereotypes

YouTube stars Kausar Mohammed and Krishna Kumar talk acting, American culture, and South Asian stereotypes as “Pinky” and “Rupesh.”

Préity Üupala on her Career as a Model and Minority Actress

I’m passionate about global cultural issues. My life “dharma” or life purpose is to inspire and empower people through my work and presence. Truly a global citizen of the world, having travelled to over 60 countries and speaking five languages, my work has always been imbued by an international fragrance. You learn about tolerance and to be more

Join the #StopHate Revolution, But First Watch New Music Video ‘Bliss’

Using art to further social change is arguably one of the most powerful advocacy tools for individuals and agencies. Composer and full­time student Naeim Reza did just that when he released “Bliss,” his first music video aiming to #stophate and violence in the global community.

Actress Anita Kalathara on Breaking Into the Mainstream Film Industry

Anita Kalathara is an Indian-American actress born in New York and now based in LA. Selected to be in ABC’s Talent Showcase 2015, Anita most recently wrapped YouTube Red’s first feature “Dance Camp,” the FOX feature “Mono” and the indie film “Trafficked” with Ashley Judd.

Singer-Songwriter Ashni Dave Seeks Healing for Herself Through Music

Raised in upstate New York, singer and songwriter, Ashni Dave, started her journey with music at the age of seven learning classical piano. After graduating and unhappily working at a corporate job, Dave realized that music was her true calling and decided to pursue it as a career. She teaches and performs regularly at venues around New York City, including Pete’s Candy Store and Rockwood Music Hall.

Choreographers Sneha and Reejuta Classically Dance to Queen Bey

There’s nothing quite as inspiring as seeing fellow first-generation young creatives producing videos, music and dance. But it is extra cool when that content comes from people you know.

One Love: Fashion Weaving Together Ethnicities

by Sonam Naidu – Follow @browngirlmag One Love captivates the beautiful integration of…

How my Daughter Taught me to Love my Dark Skin

For as long as I can remember, I was always criticized for my appearance. Because of my dark skin, I spent all my adolescent years thinking I would never be good enough

Renting High-End South Asian Designer Wear is Now Possible With Indus Threads

Since my wedding was almost three months ago (!), one of the most common questions I am receiving from readers is where to shop for a South Asian wedding, what are the latest trends, where to shop affordably, and who are the best designers.

5 Tips for Frizz-free, Fuss-free Summer Hair!

Many of us brown girls are blessed with luscious thick locks, but let’s be honest. Natural and thick, wavy hair + summer temperatures = frustrating frizz.

‘Drape, Tuck, Pleat’: Brown Women Try to Wrap Their Own Saris

“Drape, Tuck, Pleat” was shot in Toronto last October. I came up with the idea after I realized that every time I wore a sari, I needed help from my mom or an aunty to put it on properly.

I had never even tried to drape one on my own – even with YouTube videos on the process being so accessible.

‘Barbie-Doll Beauty’ A Poem About Unrealistic Beauty Standards

Barbie was first,
she was created by man,

strands of golden hair,

porcelain skin,

curvy hips,

and magnanimous breasts.

His creation was not bad,

but every woman had to be that doll.

This was beauty he said,

Why ‘Sultan’ is a Game Changer for Bollywood and Salman Khan’s Career

Ali Abbas Zafar has finally struck gold after his past mediocrities, which came in the form of “Gunday” and “Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.” It wouldn’t be fair to solely credit all the success of “Sultan” to Salman Khan, as this wasn’t the usual run of the mill Bhai film, attracting only the Khan’s mass following of smitten fans.

4 Reasons We Absolutely Appreciate the Viral ‘Be Our Pondati’ Music Video

Asmita Ghosh and Anukripa Elango, two seniors at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras in Chennai, created a social media wave with their music video “Be Our Pondati.”

Watch 30 Years of Madhuri Dixit in 3 Minutes with Rhythmaya Dance Troupe

Lately, the Internet is swamped with various versions of the video ‘Mime Through Time’ by SketchShe. The most recent remake video to go viral in the desi community is a Bollywood ‘Mime Through Time’ focusing on songs performed by actress, Madhuri Dixit—with now more than a million views!

Join the #StopHate Revolution, But First Watch New Music Video ‘Bliss’

Using art to further social change is arguably one of the most powerful advocacy tools for individuals and agencies. Composer and full­time student Naeim Reza did just that when he released “Bliss,” his first music video aiming to #stophate and violence in the global community.

‘They Called Me Osama’ Challenges Sikh Stereotypes by Speaking to the Masses

Maneetpaul Singh, a 22­-year-old University of Connecticut graduate and producer of the short documentary film, “They Called Me Osama,” shares his views about the presence of Sikhism in the U.S. and the power of film.

‘Je Suis Superhero’ Director Harleen Singh on Using Comics to Break Xenophobic Stereotypes

Harleen Singh’s new documentary, “Je Suis Superhero,” is a fantastic feature on three people using cartoons to fight stereotypes.